Amanda Sharp

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

by | Mar 14, 2018 | Mom Life, Recipes, Working Mom | 10 comments

I am continuing my journey to become passionate about cooking. Well, maybe passionate is a little strong. How about I use the phrase, tolerant to cooking. While I am still not “loving” to cook, I am “loving” the happiness a home cooked meal and a homemade dessert brings to my family. Realistically, weekdays are a real struggle to coordinate an elaborate meal and dessert. So, I am making baby steps and really focusing on making the best of the weekends by making special meals on Saturdays and Sundays with baking a dessert on Saturday to cover both days. This past weeks dessert, Upside Down Pineapple Cake. While it did not turn out as beautiful as I had imagined in my mind, the taste well made up for its obvious imperfections. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Better Homes and Garden New Cook Book

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 table spoon water
1 8-ounce can pineapple slices, drained and halved
4 maraschino cherries, halved
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla

1. Melt the 2 tablespoons butter or margarine in a 9 x 1 1/2 inch round baking pan. Stir in brown sugar and water. Arrange pineapples and cherries in the pan. Set pan aside.

2. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder. Add milk, and 1/4 cup butter or margarine, egg, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until completely combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Soon batter into the prepared pan.

3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen sides, invert onto a plate. serve warm. Makes 8 servings.

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  1. Eleanor

    This looks so yummy! I might have to try making this!!

  2. Unknown

    Great one!

  3. Unknown

    Oooo! This looks so good! Pineapple upside down cake is my favorite 🙂

  4. Amanda Sharp

    Thank you for reading and commenting!

  5. Amanda Sharp

    Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Amanda Sharp

    It was delicious and very easy to make. 🙂

  7. Amanda Sharp

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  8. Leigh Suznovich

    LOVE pineapple upside down cake, this version looks wonderful!!

  9. Joy in the Commonplace

    Oh my goodness! This looks so yummy. I've always wanted to try this kind of cake!

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